Some sort of plot would have been interesting. Not having 503,435 characters would have been less confusing. I got through half of the book because of the reviews .. I FORCED myself, saying, "I HAVE to like this!" I hated every bit of it. The chapters were little snippets of stories that were as boring and trivial as can be. I think we had to hear what shade of brown or blue or green or purple, etc., etc., most of the 503,435 characters had. God I hated this! (And if I have to hear about ONE MORE throat being cut....)
It certainly has put the fear of God into me! But then, not all fantasy writers could be this bad, no?
Maybe. The British accent is starting to wear thin.
ANGER that I was duped into trying it by all the reviews. I don't see how it is possible that people got through all that endless rubbish.
If you find the first few chapters boring, take heed! It doesn't get any better!
First the good. I only made it 5 hours into the book, but there were already plenty of diverse characters. The narrator also did a good job distinguishing the voices. I was picking up on who was speaking based on his work faster than I was learning the names.
I cannot continue the book, however, because the author does too good of a job painting this world as debauched. He casually throws in dirty and descriptive sex on a frequent basis. That simply ruins it for me.
If you want a well written and well-read story that leaves you feeling as though you just spent the last hour trudging through the sewers, then this is the book for you.
I love audio books. Makes driving so much more entertaining.
Someone who can handle multiple story lines in first person. I really wanted to like this book and or series. Every time I would listen to it would got so sleep while driving.
Make sure to not listen to this when driving, you may fall asleep.
He is trying to give a good performance but the information just drags on
none they all are needed. The characters just need to be more intertwined.
the depth of the characters and how unpredictable it is
hard-to understand; makes me feel uncomfortable; annoying role-playing attempts that fail to accomplish anything
no.. it's way too long for that! took me forever to get through this book
Audible apps don't do a good job of helping you pick up where you left off across multiple devices, so try to use this on only one device if you don't want to end up lost and having to search through 40some hours for where you were!
a story that does not crush the soul then spit on it.
tolled me head of time that very character will like will be killed and you will end up read in the hope of seeing those you dislike die.
i have read most of the books and at this rite there will be no one left to cut, so the question does not work.
save your self some greave and go find another series to read
Say something about yourself!
How would I know? It bored be beyond belief, and I love fantasy.
No. I hated the narrator too.
Jim Dale. But even Jim could not save this turd.
Yes. It makes a good sleep aid.
Possibly a different narrator
Someone younger as none of the characters in this story are over about 40.
This book is way too detailed to be listened to. There are too many characters, too many shifts in point of view. Trying to keep track of all this while listening and doing something else at the time is impossible. I got most of the way through the first download and decided I just wasn't enjoying it. The book is probably better read since obviously it has been a best-seller. I might consider this in the future but...there are just too many other good books to read.
I really enjoy a good audio book, -mostly lectures, mostly History. I enjoy the philology, archeology as well.
Classically, I would describe this a "King Arthur" Knight's of the Roundtable tome. But I love the way Martin built this Universe from scratch, free of constraints, he weaves and incredibly rich story with unique and pleasant "differentness" -It's not quite fantasy, not quite science fiction, it's just brilliant writing in a fresh, unique presentation that features the best of all genres.
I wondered if Roy Dotrice didn't see photos of the Characters that ended up playing the parts, it seems to me he must have, because he sure did nail each character. What an amazing job he did narrating this book, this was easily -the- most enjoyable Audiobook I have listened to. I could listen to him reading a phonebook.
Wanted too, but found myself going back and re-listening to each chapter.
This was an amazing book, doesn't matter to me if people watch the series 1st but if you are going to listen to the audio book, you might as well get he Kindle read along version while you are at it! Enjoy the Series!
The performance was riveting. The story spellbinding!
Could not choose a favorite character if I tried. They were all intriguing.
He is by far, the best I have listened to.
I would recommend this book without reservation!
I would consider the audio edition better than the print version. The Voice acting is amazing and Roy Dotrice has more voices and accents in his repertoire than I have voices in my head (that sentence didn't come out exactly as I'd planned, but you get the idea). This became a much more engaging novel when heard by such an astonishing actor.When a character is called on to laugh Mr Dotrice laugh's in the character's voice. He laugh's, sounds astonished, plaintiff, frightened or angry all in character. His voices are all unique and believable. This is not a simple narrative. This is a masterful performance.I have no experience with the televised version of this novel and now I don't even want to see it. This novel and this performance take me away to a different land and time. I would just be disappointed if I watched the film version.I would absolutely recommend this audio book to anybody who is a fan of this genre.